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A Good Christmas

Depending on when you get the newsletter, Christmas is only about three or four days away! Is it just me, or does Christmas come more quickly each year?

If I’m honest, I think that’s a sign of getting a bit older. Remember when you were a kid and the time between each Christmas was an eternity? Now we can’t believe it is here again already!

Compassion Fade

I came across a new phrase today: “Compassion fade”.

It is a term for the phenomenon in which people’s compassion diminishes in proportion to the size or complexity of the problem.

For example, people will more likely give to help a local resident whose home has been lost to a fire than to people dying of a pandemic in another part of the world. It is easier to compassionately support a person whose loved one has died than to confront genocide.